IIOJK HC quashes detention of three under PSA

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the High Court, quashing the detention under Public Safety Act (PSA) of three Kashmiri youth, directed the authorities in the territory to release them forth-with.

Single benches of Jammu and Kashmir High Court headed by Justice Ali Muhammad Magrey, Justice Rajnesh Oswal and Justice Tashi Rabstan quashed the detention of Waheed Ahmed Gojri of Rawalpora Kralgund Kupwara, Zahoor Abbas Khan of Kupwara District and Uzair Maqbool Malik of Bagander Alyalpora, district Shopian and ordered authorities concerned to immediately release them from the preventive custody.

While Gojri was booked under PSA by virtue of an order issued by District Magistrate Kupwara on October 8 last year, Khan was taken into preventive detention vide order dated 11.07.2020 issued by the district magistrate. Malik was detained on the basis of an order issued by District Magistrate Shopian on 16.08.2019.—KMS

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